...it's faster for you. But not me.
I've done the bbc comparison, and saw a neglible improvement - it was small enough to question how accurately I had timed it.
I've also tried this site too. This site appeared crudely laid out faster than safari, but by the time the page was fully loaded, I'd only say it was 2 second faster at best. On the 3 attempts I tried, that varies from 0-10% faster only.
I was on GPRS(E) at the time (16:00 UK)
More importantly, due to the clunky zooming and navigation, I was actually slower getting to the content I wanted, compared to Safari.
All I'm saying is...People here are saying it's faster, with slightly evangelical overtones - the implication is that people who don't see it being faster are obviously doing something wrong. Just because Opera say it's faster, doesn't make it so. Just check out the weaseling that goes on in the graphics market, to see where this sort of marketing can lead in the wrong hands.
Don't get me wrong - while my 10% *is* faster, it's not FASTER...not fast enough for me to say "bloody hell that was quick". And given GPRS, 10% is small varience, given the range of signal quality you can receive anyway. I could hold my phone above my head, and get a 10% improvement. Or degredation.
If you're genuinely getting faster browsing...good on ya. I'm not.